Sunday, July 19, 2009

Broke down and paid for an app today.


Pocket Guy for the IPhone is a simple app. You really don't do much in this app its more like a screen saver. With a few updates Pocket guy now has a dog and a neighbour named Arnold they share a connecting roof. Arnold has not stopped buy yet I'm still waiting. The web site claims a female named Karen is coming soon as well. You can drag Pocket Guy around his house allowing him to interact with the elements around him. Other wise leave him be. He walk around the house himself and go about his day. Their is no objective just the idea of having a Friend trapped in your phone.


With that said their really is no need for a pocket friend other then to kill time and make your friends laugh at the craziness trapped in my phone. I'm sure my wife will be asking why. This is a 99 cent app and at that price its really up to the buyer. I have spent a buck on worse things.


The sound for the game is done well. From brushing teeth to drinking a can of soda even the the TV sounds good. The graphics are done nice and I'm sure with updates things will get better. You can change allot of the things through out the house. Press a picture on the wall and it will become another photo and so one.


So why did this grab my eye, it reminded me of screen saver that was out way back in the early 90's. I think it was called Humorous Harry. It was a man trapped on an Island and he would do thing's at random. I was hopping for that here and did not get it. Who knows maybe the next holiday something new will pop up. This app is fun for 10 minutes and then its off to the next thing.
Bottom line I look forward to updates maybe add in some holiday theme and the day turn to night. For a dollar I will turn it on from now and then and find my self chuckling at Pocket Guy. In other words it gets a thumbs up.


Thursday, July 16, 2009

Flashback Weekend Update.

GINGER SNAPS REUNION
Yay! Now I'm looking forward to Flashback weekend. Love Ginger Snaps it was one of those movie's we would sell allot of at Suncoast. The movie has a big cult following. The goth kids would come in and this is what we would sell them. But better yet
KATHARINE ISABELLE
(above) was great in Freddy vs Jason. Here is her bio.

Born in Vancouver, BC, Canada Katharine was probably used to the television and film production lifestyle as her father, Graeme Murray has been responsible for special effects on shows such as The X-files.

Like so many others, Katharine broke into acting at an early age winning parts on films such as Cousins, Cold Front and shows like MacGuyver. As time went on Katharine won bigger roles which would eventually build up to a lead role in Ginger Snaps.

Whilst living in Vancouver, Katharine has built an ever-growing resume, not only on Canadian film and television but also with some of Hollywood's big names. In 2002, Katharine appeared in Insomnia, and in 2003, she had one of the most memorable roles in Freddy vs. Jason.

EMILY PERKINS

She was so insane in the movie Ginger snaps I can't believe she has not done more on the wacko side of horror movies. She will be great to meet as well . Here is her bio.

A native resident of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Emily Perkins began her professional acting career at the age of 10 and made her feature film debut in 1989's Small Sacrifices. The following year, she was recognized with a YTV National Youth Achievement award in acting and landed key roles on the television series Mom P.I. and the films Anything to Survive and It, an adaptation of the bestselling novel by Stephen King.

As an adult, her film appearances include Insomnia and Prozac Nation, while her television credits include guest spots on Fox's Emmy-award winning series The X-Files, the renowned educational children's program Mentors, and Showtime's highly acclaimed comedy/drama Dead Like Me. Her lead performance in the Ginger Snaps film trilogy has received wide critical praise, and her work in the first installment of the series garnered her a Best Actress award at Spain's international film festival for fantastic cinema.
Tony Todd

Also looking forward to meeting the Candyman himself.
Ok, 3 posts one day can you tell the kids are playing nice. For more info check out http://www.flashbackweekend.com/

You Scream I Scream we all Scream 4....

Well, not Ice scream but reports are flying the Scream 4 has an outline. Writer Kevin Williamson (Dawson's Creek and the Scream Trilogy) has been working on more films that will bring back many of the characters from the original movies. It is expected to start production this fall. Also, it sounds like they are in talks with a few of the stars from the series to make "Cameo's". Williamson has approached Courteney Cox Arquette and David Arquette to return. No word on whether Neve Campbell's character, among others, will make the cut. "We are going to be doing 'Scream 4,',hopefully," Arquette said. "Kevin Williamson is writing the script at this mom hopefully,Wes Craven is going to direct." Courteney has also signed on. Arquette hopes Craven and Neve Campbell follow, but that's still all up in the air. And naturally, no plot details are being revealed as to where Williamson is taking the story next. I have heard allot of rumbling about a new SCREAM movie but a new SCREAM trilogy? Seems this is going to be a retelling (why?) or a prequel. Any way stay tuned If I hear more I will post it.
Also...
Hip-O Records will unleash the soundtrack for HALLOWEEN II on August 18Th, here is the full track listing.
1. The Things We Do For Love - 10cc
2. Cities In Dust - SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES
3. Nights In White Satin - MOODY BLUES
4. Amerarockers - SCREAM
5. Kick Out The Jams - MC5
6. I Just Want To Make Love To You - FOGHAT
7. Magic - PILOT
8. I Against I - BAD BRAINS
9. Come Back - MISFITS
10. Night And Day - FRANK SINATRA
11. Time To Die - VOID
The first movie soundtrack was pretty good I'm sure I will pick this up as well.
DVD News
September 15 we will finally get to hold on to Phantasm 2! This will be the first time ever available in the states on DVD! This has been a highly anticipated release. And just as exciting October 6Th will see the release of Stepfather. This late 80's romp has a cult following. The VHS can sell for $25 or more on eBay. This is about a man who marries single mothers and if they do not become the perfect family he offs them for the next mother. This movie I hear is getting a remake. some movies are meant to stay in the 80's and this is one of them. Also in October is Wrong Turn 3. And that's your Horror Movie update for this week.

Cheesy covered groovy fun

Nothing is better than opening the mail box to have 3 trades show up at your door. Its like Christmas or your birthday it so much fun. If you are not trading on line by now what is wrong with you. We have been doing it for over 2 years now. But today was one of the odd mixes to show up. First "My Name Is Bruce" people must really hate this movie. By the time, I could add it my wish list their where 12 in front of me. That was 3 months ago! I love this movie but not enough to pay more than 10 bucks for it so when I added it I felt I would find it for 10 dollars long before I would score it for a DVD I did not like. Here is the story...
Cult film and TV star Bruce Campbell (Burn Notice) lampoons his own B-movie legacy with My Name is Bruce, an agreeably goofy horror-comedy which pits him--well, a version of him, anyway--against a malevolent Asian spirit in order to save a die-hard fan. Campbell also directed Bruce, and brings a loose, kitchen-sink vibe to the proceedings, which has teenager and die-hard Bruce Campbell fan Jeff (Taylor Sharp) kidnap his idol in order to save his small town from an ancient Chinese demon. Unfortunately, the movie Bruce Campbell is a broken-down, booze-swilling reprobate who lacks even an ounce of the insouciant charm of his screen persona in Evil Dead 2 or the Hercules series, and proves woefully inadequate in dispelling the monster. But as films ranging from Cat Ballou and My Favorite Year to Galaxy Quest and Three Amigos! have proven, the unwavering belief of a fan can bring out the hero in even the worst heel, and Bruce rises to the occasion in the picture's final third. Obviously, Bruce is slated towards fans of Campbell's eccentric screen c.v., and aficionados will undoubtedly appreciate the endless slew of nods to his previous films, as well as cameos by many of his co-stars, including Ted Raimi in multiple roles (one of which is a Chinese gentleman that gives Mickey Rooney in Breakfast at Tiffany's a run for his money in the stereotype department). Campbell himself remains the movie's chief selling point; his knack for physical humor (read: self-abuse) and pulpy line readings have lost none of their charm, which does much to override some of the flick's flotilla of stale gags.
I also can't wait to watch this again with the Audio Commentary with Bruce Campbell. He was very entertaining on the Evil Dead DVDs this should be good. It's to bad the Ted Rami was not on the audio track as well. So if you are a Bruce fan like me this is a must watch, If you follow his career at all you will get allot of the inside jokes, this is an odd film with no budget but again well worth it. Next up...

I received the CD Soundtrack for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. This powerhouse CD is long out of print. This fell through the cracks for me after watching the movie I knew this was CD worthwhile. Well as I sit here writing this I just might be wrong. I forgot about those band's that yell... Allot. Unlike Freddy vs Jason, this CD only has a few good songs. Anyway it's going for $24.56 on eBay so if it doses not get better I can always sell. For now, I will sit just fine in the man cave with the rest of my Horror collection.
And now the odd CD that came.
My bed bugs was a TV show Ella found at one time and really got into it. So when somebody posted the CD I figured what his heck why not. This CD is really a lot of fun with great big hits like We're rock stars, Goody's Time Machine, and I'm a little Teapot. You would file this with the Veggie Tales and almost as fun. Hey, girls like and that's OK by me. Besides Hanna Montana is running thin!














Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Look its the back side of water.

Ok so here is an odd Disney post. Weird Al just released his new song "Skipper Dan" and pokes great fun of the Jungle Cruse. The song actually is really catchy and the video is really cool. The down fall is your going to have to follow the link to the video. Youtube will not allow you to encode it here. So I will try to upload it for you but if it does not work just head over to here "Weird Al Skipper Dan" . What I find humorous in this whole thing is on one of the podcast's I listen to one of the host's goes by Skipper Ben. Here is the rest of the info for you. Weird Al's new single from the "Internet Leaks" collection. Video directed by Divya Srinivasan.

"Skipper Dan" is available RIGHT NOW on:

iTunes!
http://tinyurl.com/l2ucqe

Walmart MP3!
http://tinyurl.com/mgca49

...and everywhere else that mp3s are sold!
And the video is available on iTunes too!
http://tinyurl.com/ng2w4s



video

Also, don't forget to watch for Weird Al In "H2" this summer. Yep, he as a role in Rob Zombies Halloween 2!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Bird's

(The following story is based on true events that took place on a quiet street)

It happened one quiet Summer afternoon. The sun was about to peek on this warm Sunday, as we all sat in the house dancing around and waiting for Grandma to come home from church, so dad could cut the grass. As grandma pulled up the kids were full of life and ready to go visit for awhile. I packed them up and was ready to head out. Little did we know this quiet little street was about to be full of loud nerve-shattering noise.
We all stepped out onto the porch and I was shutting the door when Ella was walking past our little tree and jumped and let out small startled yelp. As a small bird, just as scared as she was, went zooming out the tree and passed her. Well, that did not seem to sit well with a few mommy and daddy birds nearby. As I stepped down myself, to tell Ella it was OK, down swooped the upset birds yelling right at us. At first, I did not think much of this and started walking to the house across the street. Out of the corner of my eye I see a swooping bird coming right for my head, I yell "YAAA" at it and it did not help. The next bird stopped short of my head, yelling at me in its native tongue, I yelled at Ella who is now screaming at the top of her lungs get in the house! As I tuck Lainey under my arms like Walter Payton I dart for the door yelling at the birds still swooping over my head. When I reached the porch I hear Ella petrified still screaming in the same place. Overcome by fear she could not move. I looked up and saw the big bad bird & his black beady eyes focused on me. What to do? I can not put down Lainey, who is now screaming at the top of her lungs and poor Ella was now the clear target for the bird. Thankfully I was lazy the night before and did not put the mop away. I grabbed it with one hand and Lainey in the other I jumped off the porch yelling back at the bird. He yelled back at me in his native tongue I'm sure he was yelling "Bring It!". I swung the mop at the birds head and flung myself around just in time to swing again at his partner behind me.
It was about this time when I heard Norm screaming to Mary "you need to get over there and help". With the birds at bay, I tell Ella to get in the house and we make it there safe. I put down the kids and said stay here. I could see the evil still in the trees waiting for us and poor grandma on her way with the broom in hand. I told the girls I need to help grandma get here safe so out the door I ran with my mop and the birds high-tailed it out of there.
Grandma and I tucked the kids under our arms with mops and brooms we headed out the door once again. As we made it safe across the street it was time to calm down the kids. After a few minutes, it was out to cut the grass. Any bird that wants a piece of me will eat the blade of my mower.
As the sun set Roosevelt Rd is quiet once again and the bush next to the porch is now much shorter and thinner.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Diabetes Update

Heard on 20/20 tonight about a great new breakthrough. They are testing a new pump they are calling an Artificial Pancreas. It is unbelievable, you do not need to do pokes or shots!! Wow no, poke no shots one step closer to a normal life. I know don't get your hopes up but this time it's hard not to. Please feel free to follow along the story is here http://www.jdrf.org/index.cfm?page_id=104576 . It sounds like Ella could see this before Jr. High again WOW! Check it out.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

More Breaking DVD News


Sorry don't know how I missed this. But on the same day as Hardbodies will also be "Spring Break"! It will be a Happy Birthday in this house. Here is the scoop.
Stu & O.T. are two studs from the big city who arrive in Fort Lauderdale for spring break. They discover that the room they had reserved in an over-crowded motel is already being occupied by Nelson & Adam, a pair of college-nerds. With no other accommodations available, Nelson & Adam reluctantly agree to share the room with Stu & O.T., who promise to show them a good time. The wet-T-shirt contests and beer-guzzling-fun are threatened when Nelson's controlling step-dad shows up, along with a building inspector who wants to shut down the motel.Starring David Knell, Perry Lang, Paul Land, Steve Bassett and Jessica James.
Can wait for this its been a long time, I was even going to look for this on VHS just to watch it again. I'm sure I have not seen this since 1984.


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Breaking DVD News!!



Hardbodies Collection
YES!! Finally one of the great movies from my youth is hitting DVD. "Three middle-aged daddies visit California to have a marvelous time at the beach. When they learn that a nice apartment and an expensive cabriolet isn't enough for them to score with the chicks, they employ a student to help them. At first he's as disgusted of them and his job as his girlfriend, but soon they find out how to use the situation to everyone's benefit."
This is also one of Kane Hoder's first movies (Mr. Jason Voorhee's himself). I could never understand why this has not made it sooner, but hey its coming that leaves 3 must own DVDs not on DVD. Those would be "Spring Break (1983)" "American Anthem (1986)" and "Electric Dreams (1984)".
So here are the specs
Title: THE HARDBODIES COLLECTION
Release Date: 08/18/2009
Label/Distributor: ANCHOR BAY
Rating: R/R
Prebook DVD: 07/16/2009
Retail Price: DVD $14.98
Genre: Comedy
Cast: Grant Cramer/Brenda Bakke
Director: Mark Griffiths
Running Time: 88 min./88 min.
In two Eighties comedies, sex-starved men seek out the most beautiful girls they can find.
14 Bucks are you kidding me!! Just in time for my birthday.

Trust...




OK so one of the biggest things I have had trouble getting over is being over protective of Ella. I feel that I have to stand by her all day to make sure she is fine, and I hate that. Its so hard to trust somebody that's not with her all the time. But I'm working on it. Letting her stay with my parents house, letting her run around out side with out me worrying about her. Then this weekend I let her go with Heather all day. She took Ella after we went to the Home Depot. They headed to Burger King to eat and run around and then to play and I felt OK with that, this is a big step. Mind you I trust Heather she is around kids all day and I know she would since something wrong with Ella and call me right away. But hey I did it I let her walk away, man whats going to happen when she brings home that first date!


This was an action packed weekend. Fireworks on Friday in Peru on Saturday in Spring Valley and Utica (picture) on Sunday. That means bed at 11:00 every night! Lainey did not make it out on Sunday the poor thing melted down by 8:00 and went to bed. Earlier that day Erinn gashed her finger chopping Broccoli and had to go to the Emergency Room for glue and a shot. OOOOOH and the nurse really mad me mad get this she tells Erinn it must hurt do to all the nerve endings in your fingers then oh yeah then so goes on to say how there would be no way she could be a diabetic she can't she how they can poke them selves all the time..boy did I let her have it. I snapped at her " yeah I know I have to Poke my poor 4year old every day" I'm sure my face was not nice. She did not know what to say! I say "SHUT UP!" and do your job.


This is a messed up week as well Rusty's dad is not doing good, Pete's Mom is not doing good and Erinn's grandma is not doing well. I hope nobody needs much from us at the pro desk.
On the 4Th Lainey Turned 16 months. Boy time is flying by.
I also can't wait for this week to be over, Erinn is putting together a book sale for St. Jude. Growing tired of books every where. The good news this week Big Brother starts its like the only show I watch on TV next Baseball and Svengoolie.



Friday, July 3, 2009

Do Not Go Down That Hole, Are You Nuts?


The Doom Stone By Paul Zindel
Synopsis
A killer beast—half-man, half-apelike—terrorizes the English plain on which Stonehenge lies. Fifteen-year-old Jackson Cauley, with the help of his anthropologist aunt and a local girl, has tracked down the predator’s lair. But the source of the beast’s power lies in the ancient Doom Stone of Stonehenge, and unless its secret is unlocked, the deadly slaughter will continue.
This book wastes no time at all with its first kill with in the first 3 pages. Join Jackson on a twist and turn filled hold your breath tale of creatures under ground.
I Love Zindel's work "My durling my Hamberger" and "Pardon Me, Your Stepping on My Eye Ball" and this book was a 180 degree turn from everything I have read. While reading this book I did find myself holding my breath. This book is written for tweens so no real blood. Do not let that throw you off its a good summer time read and will not take more then a day or two.
I was lucky to find this book at a book sale for .50 cents. The real good news I was able to trade this book on paperback swap.
Doom Stone
3 Bloody Brains out of 5

Diabetes Update

Here is some shocking news "Kids with Type 1 diabetes are more likely to be overweight than those without the disease, increasing their risk of serious health and complications, researchers say. "

As Ella would say "Ya Think" food is what she needs to survive. She eats more with her med's then I eat in a day. This has been the biggest concern of Erinn and I for a few months now. She eats healthy and you would think that would help but it does not. We stay active it's not like she sits around and watches TV. This is so frustrating! And right now we trying to get her levels back in order after a growth spurt, I make me want to bang my head off the wall! Our goal is 80 - 180 and we can hardly get her to 200.
For those who have asked she is not on Lantus. I would probably be in the nut house if she was. So as we go into a big food all around holiday wish us luck!



Happy 4th of July!

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